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by Linda Skidmore-Roth

A must-have for every nursing student! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses, 9th Edition with 2012 Update, offers quick access to information on 50 drug classifications and more than 4,000 individual generic and trade name drugs. The newest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses help you write care plans; data on interactions and therapeutic outcomes help you prevent errors. Color illustrations show how drugs work at the cellular level, and a photo atlas depicts physical landmarks and techniques for safe and effective drug administration. Known for its focus on drug safety, this handbook is compiled by Linda Skidmore-Roth, a well-known expert in nursing pharmacology. It includes a CD with profiles of 60 drugs commonly encountered in clinicals, patient teaching guides, over 350 NCLEX® examination-style questions, 30 clinical calculators, and more. A companion website includes drug updates and the latest FDA safety alerts.

Organizes monographs alphabetically by generic drug name to allow for fast retrieval of needed information.Includes comprehensive drug monographs containing generic names, Rx or OTC designations, pronunciation, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, pregnancy category, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, therapeutic outcome, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, adverse effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Provides concise, practice-oriented nursing considerations: assessment, nursing diagnoses, implementation, patient/family education, and evaluation.Highlights IV drug information in one easy-to-find place, under the Implementation heading, including special considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities.Identifies high alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm if administered incorrectly.Features a nursing alert icon identifying considerations that require special attention.Highlights common and life-threatening side effects for easy identification.Provides special Do Not Confuse headings so you can avoid administering the wrong drug.Includes Tall Man lettering as recommended by the FDA to distinguish easily confused drug names.Includes Therapeutic Outcome headings in monographs to encourage critical thinking and provide a focus for the plan of care.Offers 16 full-color illustrations that show mechanisms or sites of action for select drug classes and a full-color atlas of medication administration, including a review of Standard Precautions, to clearly depict key steps in safe and effective drug administration for various routes.Includes extensive interactions information for drug-to-drug, drug-to-drug category, drug-to-herb, drug-to-food, and lab test interferences.Features pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in chart form where appropriate for easy access to information.Uses a special CD icon to highlight key drugs whose information is located on the free companion CD.Includes a Drug Categories section with nursing diagnoses, generic drugs, and highlighted key drugs in each category. Offers a handy Safe Medication Administration Guide tear-out card in the back of the book that also includes a nomogram for calculation of body surface area.Designates Canadian brand names with a maple leaf.Offers a flexible, water-resistant cover for durability in the clinical setting.Includes a free mini CD detailing the 60 drugs most commonly encountered in clinicals, including full electronic profiles, patient teaching guides, and over 350 NCLEX® examination-style review questions. Also includes a calculation tutorial that provides calculations and conversions paired with practice problems and answers, a drug card creator that allows you to print your own drug information, and 30 clinical calculators.Includes free online updates with the latest FDA drug alerts, new drug monographs, tables of recently released drugs in the U.S., a listing of high-alert Canadian medications and controlled substances, English-to-Spanish translations, a comprehensive drug name safety reference, drug dosage calculators, and links to other drug-related websites. Includes monographs of 25 new drugs recently approved by the FDA.Provides Black Box Warnings with alerts to dangerous and/or life-threatening adverse effects.Presents thousands of new and updated drug facts, including doses, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions, and nursing considerations.Provides the newest NANDA-I nursing diagnoses -- vital to writing care plans.Now includes over 350 NCLEX® exam-style questions on the CD, covering 60 drugs commonly encountered in clinicals.
Download Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses, with 2012 Update epub
ISBN: 0323081045
ISBN13: 978-0323081047
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Language: English
Publisher: Mosby; 9th edition (July 1, 2011)
Pages: 1216 pages
ePUB size: 1724 kb
FB2 size: 1150 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 305
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Although I refer to all 3 of the competing publishers' drug guides for research during Nursing school, this one's layout is my favorite. Even though one of the others includes pricing information, this one remains on my desk for constant use in writing care plans and studying for Pharm quizzes. It's organized alphabetically by generic drug name, with multiple brands (including Canadian). Appendices contain specialized drugs.

One of the layout choices I appreciate is the use of bold and italicized text to differentiate life-threatening, common, and relatively rare adverse effects. Makes it easy to group them, mentally.
This book is excellent! It contains current medications and has all the related information you need to know (interactions, side effects, dosages etc) to get you through the nursing program. As a potential nursing student, you will need a drug guide, so this is the one to get. Due to the updates of current medications and the addition of new drugs,this book is great for school and probably for the next couple of years but eventually you will need to research updated info. The cool thing is that most of the older medications still used today will not change, due to the years of research, and this book will still remain a reliable resource.
I bought this from back in my nursing school days, 8 years later still useful tool. I love it. I like the set up better than the newer books.
I love using it when doing med sheets for school and it has examples of nursing diagnosis for the specific drug I love it makes school work for nursing school easier
brand new.
Love Me
This was sold as a new book, but had ink on the pages. Rather disappointed.
Gold Crown
This book is a great reference for nurses or nursing students. Easy to find all the need to know about drugs. Highly recommend
Lay-out is just like the book.
BEWARE: On a Kindle: There is no quick reference guide; you will be turning page after page in the index.
If you do a search you will get 5-15 pages of possibilities not ideal if you dont know the drug.
I feel they could have done a lot better job on the e-book. Infomation is good, but getting to it is a pain.